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Alonso Joins McLaren for 2015, Button Stays as Team Mate


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Rumors about Fernando Alonso joining McLaren for 2015 have been circulating since last summer, when former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo said the Spaniard would leave the Scuderia disappointed by its lackluster performance.

New Scuderia Ferrari Boss Continues Restructuring of F1 Team


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Six years without a title is a lot for the oldest, and admittedly most famous, Formula 1 team. The 2014 has been really disappointing; despite Fernando Alonso’s spirited driving, Ferrari finished fourth, with 216 points against champion Mercedes’ 701 and not a single win to show for.

Twenty Stolen Red Bull Racing Trophies Recovered from a Lake


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You might recall a last week report about a break and entry incident at the Red Bull Racing headquarters in Milton Keynes, UK, in which a gang of six used two vehicles to smash through the gate and steal 60 trophies.

Caterham Allowed to Run This Year’s Car in 2015 F1 Season, Still Looking for A Buyer


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Unlike Marussia, which has been totally dismembered, Caterham F1, the other F1 team that went into receivership in October, is still alive and will be allowed to run the 2014 chassis in the 2015 season.

Robbers Break-in at Red Bull Racing, Steal More Than 60 Trophies


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On December 6, a vehicle broke through the front entrance of Red Bull Racing’s Milton Keynes factory and a group of around six men, all wearing dark clothing, stole over 60 trophies belonging to the Formula 1 outfit.

First-ever F1 Car Raced by Ayrton Senna Goes Under the Hammer


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One may argue if he is the best driver in the history of Formula 1, but there’s no doubt that, 20 years after that tragic incident at Imola that cost him his life, Ayrton Senna is the most revered.

Get a Glimpse of Sebastian Vettel's First Day of Work in Maranello [w/Video]


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Sebastian Vettel did his first laps as a Scuderia Ferrari driver recently on the Fiorano track in Maranello. The German didn’t drive Ferrari’s current turbocharged V6-powered car, but a V8-powered F2012.

McLaren Won’t Use Honda Engines for its Road Cars


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We know that McLaren is switching its F1 engines supplier from Mercedes to Honda next year and that it could translate into them collaborating with the Japanese firm to power its road cars too.

Sebastian Vettel Plays Jeff Gordon-Style Prank to Car Owners


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Remember the prank played by Jeff Gordon to an “unsuspecting” car salesman? Well, an online tire reseller from Germany has hired Sebastian Vettel to do a similar prank video.

Marussia Out of F1, Will Auction Away Cars, Trailers and Tools


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Having not started in any of the last three Formula One races of this season, the Marussia F1 team is now out of the running for good. The team fired their entire staff and now cars, tools and whatever else is in their UK headquarters will be auctioned off at the middle of December.

Mercedes-Benz Celebrates F1 Success with Two Limited Edition SL63 AMG Models


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Mercedes-Benz is celebrating its double triumph in the Formula 1 World Championship this year with two limited edition models of the SL 63 AMG. Co-created by the 2014 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up and team-mate Nico Rosberg, the two models feature styling tweaks and performance upgrades. Mercedes-Benz will only build 19 units of each model, as each individual vehicle is dedicated to one of the 19 Formula 1 race tracks from the 2014 season.

For his car, Lewis Hamilton chose black as his base color, while Nico Rosberg went with white. Hamilton’s SL 63 AMG features a special paint finish called Designo Night Black Magno combined with gold-colored lettering, fins and stripes on the rear bumper impart. The tailpipe trim is in chromed black. Black and gold dominate the interior as well, with the SL 63 AMG featuring gold-colored stitching for the seats in black nappa leather, the instrument panel and center console, as well as gold-colored elements such as the air vents, door handles and shift paddles.

New McLaren Honda F1 Prototype Makes Its First Outing on Track [w/Video]


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After more than a year of preparations, McLaren-Honda's interim F1 test car MP4-29H/1X1 made its official track debut at the FIA testing session at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

Truck Jumping Over Speeding F1 Car is an Insane Stunt


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Lotus F1 Team’s sponsor EMC has set up a highly spectacular stunt featuring a 2013 Formula 1 Lotus car, one of the team’s massive Renault trucks and a ramp.

Ferrari F12 hits 350 km/h on Public Road – Supposedly with Vettel Behind the Wheel


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We don’t know if it’s a present for signing his new contract or a serious boys’ toy he indulged himself in but, apparently, four times Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel has already hit top speed in one of Ferrari’s cars.

Take a Ride with Kimi Räikkönen in the F12berlinetta on the Fiorano Circuit


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Eleven motoring journalists were invited by Ferrari to a special F12berlinetta track day at its Fiorano private circuit in Maranello. With assistance from Ferrari’s engineers and team test drivers, journalists were given the opportunity to push themselves and the 740hp supercar to the limit, learning to exploit the F12’s performance to clock fast laps.

Scuderia Ferrari: Vettel Delighted to Join, Alonso Relieved to Depart, Kimi Nonchalant as Always


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We’ve known since October that Sebastian Vettel would leave Red Bull Racing, with which he had conquered the past four drivers’ championships, for pastures new and green and, well, Italian.

Yes, F1's Bernie Ecclestone Is Still A Cranky Old Man


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F1 leader Bernie Ecclestone often sounds like a crazy old uncle you see at a family reunion. In a new interview, he cements that reputation.

Ferrari Boss Wants Three Formula 1 Races in the United States


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In the week preceding last Sunday’s US Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, there was a lot of speculation going on. In particular, that three teams, namely Lotus, Sauber and Force India, were pulling out of the race as a means of protesting over the high costs involved and the way revenues are spread between Formula 1 teams.

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Obliterated by F1 Car in Drag Race


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It’s always shocking to see a drag race between a Formula One car and a production car, no matter how powerful and fast the latter may be.

US Grand Prix Will Feature the Smallest F1 Grid in a Decade


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Things in Formula 1 happen fast- real fast. Mind you, in this case we’re not talking about the speed of the cars but the fact that not one, but two F1 teams disappeared between two races.